A New Year

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Blog entry by deeman posted 05-10-2012 01:29 PM 1193 reads 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On January 5 I went to see my new Dr. and I weighed 405 pounds. After a very intense office visit I decided a change was needed. Well now it is May 10 and I have quit smoking and lost 58 pounds. I have this year already done more in the shop than the past few years combined. I have made a settee for my son and an assembly table. I have also cleaned up a bunch and fixed my broken tools. I have also been asked to make some toys for a friends grandson. I hope to have a very productive year and make a lot of projects and shop improvements

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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#1 posted 05-10-2012 01:52 PM

Congratulations! I wish I had your fortitude. I need to quit smoking and just can’t seem to last more than a few months.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#2 posted 05-10-2012 02:21 PM

Congrats Dennis! Keep up the good work!

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 05-10-2012 02:33 PM

toughest part of quitting smoking for me was coffee in the morning and beer at nite. and watching sports on tv. but the pangs get shorter as time goes by. keep up the good work.

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#4 posted 05-10-2012 02:35 PM

Well done, I wish I could have that kind of weight loss. Even more impressive that you have done it while quitting cigarettes.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#5 posted 05-10-2012 02:40 PM

You ought to be darn proud of yourself, not an easy task by any means. Stick with it!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 05-10-2012 02:47 PM

Congrats!! Good job—keep it up!

-- Chris

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#7 posted 05-10-2012 03:44 PM

Best wishes for continued success!!!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#8 posted 05-10-2012 03:47 PM

Two thumbs up! Keep that ball rolling!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#9 posted 05-11-2012 01:58 AM

Quitting smokoing and losing weight at the same time is a real challenge. My hat is off to you and stay committed. It will get easier as time goes by.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 05-11-2012 11:59 AM

Congratulations, very hard to do both at the same time, I applaud your effort and you will be surprised how much more energy you will have as the weight goes down. Good luck, keep on course.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#11 posted 05-11-2012 12:50 PM

Congrats. Stay strong, stay focused. You/we can do anything when we really want to

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#12 posted 05-14-2012 03:22 AM

Hi Dennis.

My friend, I am proud of you! I tipped the scales at about 390 when I had my heart attack, or as I call it, my warning. I have trimmed down to 275 now, which isn’t as bad as it may sound as I’m 6’ 9”, my “fighting weight” when I was in training for the Olympics was 240. I feel a lot better for it, but have a souvenir of my overweight days, a bad back.

You have started on the road to a new and longer life. Happy re-birth day!


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#13 posted 09-29-2012 03:02 PM

The more you do, the more your body will be able to do! I have been facing a health issue for the past 18 months, and about the only thing I can control some days is what I eat! “Garbage in, garbage out” is what I tell myself.

Kudos to you. Changing habits is DIFFICULT.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#14 posted 09-29-2012 11:01 PM

UPDATE: I now weigh 301

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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